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Budweiser Clydesdales appearing in downtown Manitou Springs. Free. Call 800/642-2567. Sat., Aug. 29, 3-5 p.m.

A Stage in Time, at Helen Hunt Falls, 4075 N. Cheyenne Canon Road. Relive the history of Cheyenne Canon through living history reenactments of Helen hunt Jackson, Captain Jack and James Hull. Six 20-minue programs presented every half-hour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 31.

33rd Annual Fountain Fall Festival featuring a BBQ, dance, auction, art, tractor pull, pancake breakfast, parade and more in Fountain. For more, see Livelong Days on page 36 or call 382-3190. Sun.-Mon., Sept. 1-2.

Colorado State Fair at the fairgrounds in Pueblo, CO. Featuring rodeos, concerts, rides, art and tons more. Visit http:/www.coloradosfair.com or call 800/444-3247. Through Sept. 2.

Goodguys 5th Colorado Classic Rod and Custom Event featuring NASCAR rides, 2,200 hot rods, customs, classics, trick trucks and muscle cars through '72, model and pedal cars and more at Pikes Peak International Raceway, south of Colorado Springs. $6-$12, 382-7223.

www.good-guys.com. To register a car, call 925/838-9876. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 6-7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 8, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

9th Annual Microbrewer's Exposition downtown on Pikes Peak between Tejon and Cascade. Featuring brewers from all over the state, live music by Sister X, Head Full of Zombies and One Man Gone, food and more. $6 includes ID bracelet and tasting mug. Beer tokens $1 each. Kids under 12 free. 231-4279. Sat., Sept. 7, noon to 7 p.m.

10th Annual Contesting Powwow at Pueblo Community College, 900 W. Orman, Pueblo. Gourd dancing: 10 a.m. Grand entry: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bring your own chairs. Call Shelly, 719/948-9601. Sat., Sept. 7.

Greening the Home Eco-Party with the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. Hands-on workshop exploring ways to make your house more eco-friendly through water conservation, waste reduction and energy conservation. Small donation requested. Register by calling 632-6189. Mon., Sept. 16, 7-9 p.m.

Pikes Peak Farmers Markets, featuring fresh Colorado grown and organically grown produce, honey, flowers, plants, cheese and more. At Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Oct. 13. At Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 29. At Memorial Park: Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Sept. 27.

2002 Veterans Day Parade honoring ex-prisoners of war and those missing in action in downtown Colorado Springs. 282-1648. Sat., Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m.

Youth & Family EventsInsect Detectives, for kids ages 4-11. Crafts, guided walks and more in Fox Run Park, Pine Meadows Pavilion #4. Reservations required, 520-6745. Sat., Aug. 31, 10 a.m.

Children's Storytime featuring special guests from the stories every Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free. Call 637-8282 for details. On Sept. 6-7: Spot the Dog. On Oct. 4-5: Biscuit the Dog. On Nov. 1-2: Froggy. On Dec. 6-7: Wild Thing.

Sesame Street Live: Let's Be Friends at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$18, 520-SHOW. Sept. 12-15.

Head Start Enrolling for 2002-2003 School Year. Families living in El Paso County with a child under the age of five, or expecting a child may qualify for free preschool and infant/toddler programs. Call 635-1536.

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